Patents Assigned to Ricoh Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10372318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating strokes with content are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a memory to store contexts for a plurality of strokes, wherein each context represents an association between at least one stroke and a portion of image data previously displayed; and a matching module coupled to the memory to: receive an indication of a new stroke to be associated a first image and a first context, determine if the portion the first context is the same as, overlaps or is independent of the contexts stored in the memory, and update the memory to include the new stroke by adding the new stroke to one of the contexts stored in the memory or storing the new stroke with the first context independent of the contexts already stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Gormish, Max McFarland, John Barrus
  • Patent number: 10354754
    Abstract: Embodiments digitize radiology films into DICOM format. Radiology films typically include an array of captured images laid out in a grid pattern. To comply with DICOM format, the scanned image of a radiology film is segmented into sub-images and text is extracted from the sub-images to generate DICOM metadata. The sub-images and extracted text metadata are then combined to generate a DICOM-compliant multi-image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pritesh Sankhe, Mithun Das Gupta
  • Patent number: 10346876
    Abstract: A crowdsourced question and answer platform enhanced with image recognition technology is disclosed. The platform generates and organizes conversations surrounding an object recognized from an image uploaded by a user. Generating and organizing conversations includes receiving an image a from a user, analyzing the image to recognize an object in the image, receiving a comment related to the recognized object in the image from the user, generating content related to the recognized object in the image based on the received comment and adding the content related to the recognized object in the image to a conversation corresponding to the recognized object in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ashootosh Chand, Bharathi Shekar, Adit Gupta, Tarkeshwar Singh, Jamey Graham
  • Patent number: 10339690
    Abstract: A system and method for image processing result visualization. The method includes receiving a job, wherein the job includes a panoramic image and image recognition information, and creating a visualization based on the job, wherein the visualization includes the panoramic image with the image recognition information layered over the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roland Findlay, Michael Griffin, Tiffany Romain, Jamey Graham
  • Patent number: 10318837
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for distinguishing between stock keeping units of similar appearance that vary in size. An image recognition application receives an image including a shelving unit stocking a plurality of items, identifies each item in the image, generates a region of interest for each identified item in the image, identifies a physical dimension of a portion of region depicted in the image, determines a dimension of the region of interest for each identified item and the portion of region in pixels, determines a pixel-to-physical dimension ratio using the dimension in pixels of the portion of region and the physical dimension of the portion of region depicted in the image, and determines a stock keeping unit identifier of each identified item in the image based on the pixel-to-physical dimension ratio and the dimension of the region of interest for each identified item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bharathi Shekar, Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg
  • Patent number: 10298071
    Abstract: A DC-DC boost converter and apparatus including the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the DC-DC converter comprises an input for receiving a first voltage at a first level, where the first voltage is negative; a transformer coupled to the input to convert the first voltage to a second voltage at a second level, where the second level is higher than the first level and the second voltage is positive; and an output connected to the transformer to output the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kenneth Gudan, Jonathan J. Hull, Matthew S. Reynolds, Joshua Ensworth
  • Patent number: 10242036
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an object or product represented in an image is disclosed. The system receives a first image, determines a region of interest in the first image, determines a classification score for the region of interest using a convolutional neural network that assigns the region of interest the classification score corresponding to a class, and identifies a first product in the first image based on the classification score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Ramya Narasimha, Edward L. Schwartz, Max McFarland, Silvio Savarese, Kathrin Berkner
  • Patent number: 10192279
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for modifying documents for shared use, and for collaborative discussion of shared documents. Captured digital images of documents or portions associated with a user are received, along with modifications to the images. Documents are recognized from the captured digital images, and the modifications to the images are applied to the documents. Alternatively, captured digital images of documents are received, and the documents are recognized along with a hotspot in the document. The user is authenticated to a website associated with the hotspot, and is provided access to an associated multimedia repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull, Hidenobu Kishi, Qifa Ke, Jorge Moraleda
  • Patent number: 10158401
    Abstract: A network sensor system and method for using the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the network sensor system comprises: a radio-frequency (RF) emitter; a first sensor tag including a transmitter, an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident RF energy to direct current (DC) including RF energy from the RF emitter and RF energy from one or more ambient sources, a storage unit operable to store recovered DC power, one or more sensors for sensing and logging data, a controller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, the one or more sensors and the transmitter, to communicate data in the form of a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) advertising packet using energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and storage unit; and a first device to receive the BLE advertising packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Ken Gudan, Harsha Binnamangalam
  • Patent number: 10147032
    Abstract: A method, system and tag for low power radio frequency communication is described. In one embodiment, the RF tag comprises: an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident RF energy to direct current (DC); a storage unit operable to store recovered DC power; one or more sensors for sensing; a backscatter communicator to backscatter energy to communicate; and a microcontroller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, the one or more sensors, and the backscatter communicator, the microcontroller operable to wake up from a sleep state and cause the radio to communicate sensed data from at least one of the one or more sensors while powered by energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: RICOH CO., LTD., DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ken Gudan, Sergey Chemishkian, Jonathan J. Hull, Matthew S. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10104282
    Abstract: A system and method that calculates a yaw error in an image and provides a user interface to a user for correcting the yaw error. The method includes receiving an image, performing line detection in the image, computing a line parameterization for lines in the image, computing a yaw angle for the image and providing the yaw data calculated in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jamey Graham, Daniel G Van Olst
  • Patent number: 10095833
    Abstract: A mobile information gateway comprises: a wearable human interface module having an image delivery and display mechanism for presenting information overlaid upon a wide field of view, a computing and communication module adapted to send and receive information to and from the human interface module; and a backend service server coupled for processing medical data. The present invention also includes a method comprising: capturing information with a first mobile information gateway device; processing the captured information to determine an identity of a first user and authenticate the first user; processing the captured information to determine an identity of a patient and authenticate the patient; processing the identity of the first user and the identity of the patient to retrieve information of the patient; and resenting the retrieved information of the patient overlaid on a field of view by the first mobile information gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nikhil Balram, Kathrin Berkner, Ivana Tosic, Wanmin Wu
  • Publication number: 20180268537
    Abstract: A system and method that determines multiple linear groups of horizontally placed items in an image is disclosed. The method includes receiving an image including a portion of a shelving unit, identifying a plurality of items in the image, determining a plurality of facings, clustering the plurality of facings, merging a plurality of clusters and determining a list of linear groups in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gormish, Edward Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20180262550
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive, via a server, a first real time messaging protocol message from a hub application, the first real time messaging protocol message to control a medical; transmit a device driver command to control the medical device based on the first real time messaging protocol message; receive data from the medical device; and transmit, via the server, the data from the medical device to the hub application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pankaj Wasnik, Maharsh Kapadia, Vipin Namboodiri
  • Publication number: 20180262496
    Abstract: An application delivery controller for improving remote healthcare services is disclosed. The application delivery controller may be configured to provide improved service routing and security. In some implementations, the application delivery controller may receive a service request from a client device. The application delivery controller may determine routing parameters based on a requested service of the service request, authenticate access from the client device based on the requested service, a security zone of the requested service, and a token, and route the requested service to the client device based on the routing parameters and the authenticated access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vipin Namboodiri, Krishna Prasad Agara Venkatesha Rao
  • Patent number: 10073859
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types, such as printed paper as a first medium and a digital photograph, digital movie, digital audio file, or web link as a second medium. Furthermore, the MMR system facilitates business methods that take advantage of the combination of a portable electronic device, such as a cellular camera phone, and a paper document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Berna Erol, Jamey Graham, Peter E. Hart, Dar-Shyang Lee, Kurt Piersol
  • Publication number: 20180253567
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for associating protection data to a video object and verifying the content and source of the video object based on the protection data. A video processing application receives, at a producer, a video object; computes, at the producer, a digital signature based on content of the first video object; adds, at the producer, identification information of the producer to the digital signature of the first video object, the producer being a source of the first video object; transmits the first video object along with the digital signature from the producer to a first consumer; and authenticates, at the first consumer, the content and source of the first video object based on the digital signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180253491
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving a focalized visualization related to a location, an event or a subject of interest. A visualization server receives a query for creating a visualization from a client device, identifies and retrieves one or more segments of a video stream satisfying the query, and generates the visualization based on the one or more segments of the video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marco Antonio Covarrubias
  • Patent number: 10066119
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed. The deposited powder bed is heated to about 50° C. to about 170° C. Then, a solution of activating agent is printed on the powder bed in a predetermined pattern, and a stimulus is applied converting the prepolymer to the final polymer. After a predetermined period of time, sequential layers are printed to provide the three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional object can be cured to produce the three-dimensional article composed of the final polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Ricoh Co., Ltd., University of Washington
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Mark A. Ganter, Duane Storti, Adam Edward Goetz, Mete Yurtoglu, Michael Byrnes Larsen, Gregory Isaac Peterson, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 10037547
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for recommending an advertising campaign based on which channels are popular. A recognition application receives captured images from user devices, the captured images including information about products, identify indexed images that match the captured images, identify metadata about the captured images including information associated with products in the captured images, determine popularity of each channel based on a number of interactions that users have had with channels during a time period based on the metadata, receive an advertisement and provide on the one or more channels the advertisement based on the popularity of each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ashootosh Chand, Bharathi Shekar, Ankit Suchanti, Yash Kotak